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'''Northern Illinois University''' ('''NIU''') is a Public university|public research university in DeKalb, Illinois, United States, with satellite centers in Chicago, Illinois|Chicago, Hoffman Estates, Illinois|Hoffman Estates, Naperville, Illinois|Naperville, Rockford, Illinois|Rockford, and Oregon, Illinois|Oregon. It was founded as ''Northern Illinois State Normal School'' on May 22, 1895, by Illinois Governor John P. Altgeld as part of an expansion of the state's system for producing college-educated teachers. Douglas Baker was named the university's twelfth president in May 2013. The university is composed of seven Academic degree|degree-granting colleges and has a student body of 25,000 with over 240,000 alumni. Many of NIU's programs are Higher education accreditation|nationally accredited for meeting high standards of academic quality, including business, engineering, nursing,...
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Research university|Research
Endowment$71.2 million{{cite web|author= |url=http://chronicle.com/article/Sortable-Table-College-and/235074 |title=Sortable Table: College and University Endowments, 2014-15 - Fund Raising - The Chronicle of Higher Education |publisher=Chronicle.com |date=January 27, 2016 |accessdate=February 25, 2016}}
Established1895
PresidentDouglas D. Baker
ProvostLisa C. Freeman
CityDeKalb, Illinois|DeKalb
StateIllinois
CountryU.S.
Students20,130
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